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Can minimum wages close the gender wage gap ? evidence from Indonesia (English)

Using manufacturing plant-level census data, this paper demonstrates that minimum wage increases in Indonesia reduced gender wage gaps among production workers, with heterogeneous impacts by level of education and position of the firm in the wage distribution. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7364 JUL 13, 2015

Hallward-Driemeier,Mary C.; Rijkers,Bob; Waxman,Andrew R.

Taking stock : an update on Vietnams recent economic developments (English)

Economic activity continued to firm up in 2015, driven by domestic demand. After coming in at 6 percent in 2014, GDP growth accelerated to 6.28 percent during the first half of 2015, the fastest first-half-of-the-year growth rate in the past five years. ... See More +

Working Paper 98139 JUL 01, 2015

Vietnamese

Gold mining and proto-urbanization : recent evidence from Ghana (English)

Central place theory predicts that agglomeration can arise from external shocks. This paper investigates whether gold mining is a catalyst for proto-urbanization in rural Ghana. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7347 JUN 30, 2015

Fafchamps,Marcel; Koelle,Michael Rene; Shilpi,Forhad J.

Antigua and Barbuda - Public and Social Sector Transformation Project (PSST) : P126791 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 04 (English)

Implementation Status and Results Report ISR19543 JUN 29, 2015

0000A8056

Inclusive economic growth in America’s cities : what’s the playbook and the score ? (English)

This paper defines economic inclusion as the ability of all people, including the disadvantaged, to share in economic gains, that is, the conditions that allow for broadly shared prosperity. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7322 JUN 22, 2015

de Souza Briggs,Xavier; Pendall,Rolf Joseph; Rubin,Victor

How costly are labor gender gaps ? estimates for the Balkans and Turkey (English)

In this paper, survey data are used to document the presence of gender gaps in self-employment, employership, and labor force participation in seven Balkan countries and Turkey. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7319 JUN 22, 2015

Cuberes,David; Teignier,Marc

Golden aging : prospects for healthy, active, and prosperous aging in Europe and Central Asia (English)

Societies across Europe and Central Asia are aging, but people are not necessarily living longer. This demographic trend-caused by a decrease in fertility rather than improved longevity-presents both challenges and opportunities for governments, the private sector, and individuals alike. ... See More +

Publication 97714 JUN 16, 2015

Bussolo,Maurizio; Koettl-Brodmann,Johannes; Sinnott,Emily

The socio-economic impacts of Ebola in Sierra Leone : results from a high frequency cell phone survey (round three) (English)

As of June 7, 2015, Sierra Leone had reported more than 12,900 cases of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), and over 3,900 deaths since the outbreak began. ... See More +

Working Paper 97392 JUN 15, 2015

Himelein,Kristen; Testaverde,Mauro; Turay, Abubakarr; Turay, Samuel

Poland - Second Growth and Resilience Development Policy Loan Project (English)

Program Information Document 97912 JUN 15, 2015

Benin - BJ-Youth Employment (FY14) : P132667 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 03 (English)

Implementation Status and Results Report ISR19642 JUN 12, 2015

0000A8056

Market imperfections exacerbate the gender gap: the case of Malawi (English)

This paper hypothesizes that labor and credit market imperfections—by discouraging off-farm income-generating activities and restricting access to inputs, respectively—affect female farm productivity more deeply than male productivity. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7300 JUN 10, 2015

Palacios-Lopez,Amparo; López,Ramón

Labor market dynamics in Libya : reintegration for recovery (English)

Since the 2011 uprising that toppled the former regime, Libya has been mired in deep political strife. An economy in which agriculture once flourished was converted wholesale to an oil-based rentier state of the most extreme kind. ... See More +

Publication 97478 JUN 03, 2015

Elgazzar,Hebatalla; Lahga, Abdel Rahmen; Quota,Manal Bakur N; Rother,Friederike Uta; Hargreaves, Laurence

Results of the Kosovo 2014 labour force survey (English)

This Labour Force Survey (LFS) report contains data on employment and unemployment by age, gender, employment status, economic activities, occupations and other areas of the labour market. ... See More +

Working Paper 98068 JUN 01, 2015

Albanian, Serbian

Working to end poverty in Latin America and the Caribbean : workers, jobs, and wages (English)

The Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region achieved laudable gains in the 2000s in the fight against poverty. This was a decade of solid economic growth; substantial reduction in poverty and income inequality; and progress toward being a middle-class society. ... See More +

Working Paper 97209 JUN 01, 2015

Castañeda, Andres; Del Carmen Hasbun,Giselle Eugenia; Lucchetti,Leonardo Ramiro; Moreno Herrera,Laura Liliana; De Gouvea Scot De Arruda,Thiago; Sousa,Liliana Do Couto; Valderrama Gonzalez,Daniel; Viveros Mendoza,Martha Celmira

The global opportunity in online outsourcing (English)

Online outsourcing (OO) has become a promising alternative to traditional employment in today’s digital era. It has transformed where, when, and how work is performed. ... See More +

Other Poverty Study ACS14228 JUN 01, 2015

Portraits of labor market exclusion (English)

Portraits of Labor Market Exclusion presents profiles or portraits of individuals who have limited labor-market attachment. It is widely accepted that those with limited attachment to the labor market are a highly heterogeneous group (including, for instance, recent job losers, long-term unemployed, school leavers with no labor-market experience, those close to retirement age, or people with caring responsibilities), and that understanding their circumstances and potential barriers is an essential prerequisite for designing and implementing a tailored and effective mix of policy support and incentives. ... See More +

Publication 97883 MAY 30, 2015

Sundaram,Ramya; Hoerning,Ulrich; De Andrade Falcao,Natasha; Millan,Natalia; Tokman,Carla; Zini,Michele Davide

Albania - Country partnership framework FY2015-19 : chair summary (English)

Board Summary 96620 MAY 21, 2015

Serbia - Competitiveness and Jobs Project : environmental and social management framework (English)

The development objective of the Competitiveness and Jobs Project for Serbia is to improve the effectiveness and coordination of selected public programs to alleviate constraints to competitiveness and jobs, including investment and export promotion and innovation, as well as active labor market programs, labor intermediation, and activation of social assistance beneficiaries. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment SFG1026 MAY 04, 2015

0000A8056

African mining, gender, and local employment (English)

It is a contentious issue whether large scale mining creates local employment, and the sector has been accused of hurting women’s labor supply and economic opportunities. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7251 APR 27, 2015

Kotsadam,Andreas; Tolonen,Anja Karolina

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Can minimum wages close the gender wage gap ? evidence from Indonesia (English)
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JUL 13, 2015 WPS7364 Policy Research Working Paper
Human Resources Committee (HRC) : Minutes of the meeting held on Monday, July 13, 2015 and record of approvals June 3 thru 15 (English)
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JUL 13, 2015 98138 Minutes
Taking stock : an update on Vietnams recent economic developments (English)
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JUL 01, 2015 98139 Working Paper Vietnamese
Gold mining and proto-urbanization : recent evidence from Ghana (English)
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JUN 30, 2015 WPS7347 Policy Research Working Paper
Antigua and Barbuda - Public and Social Sector Transformation Project (PSST) : P126791 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 04 (English)
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JUN 29, 2015 ISR19543 Implementation Status and Results Report
Inclusive economic growth in America’s cities : what’s the playbook and the score ? (English)
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JUN 22, 2015 WPS7322 Policy Research Working Paper
How costly are labor gender gaps ? estimates for the Balkans and Turkey (English)
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JUN 22, 2015 WPS7319 Policy Research Working Paper
Golden aging : prospects for healthy, active, and prosperous aging in Europe and Central Asia (English)
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JUN 16, 2015 97714 Publication
The socio-economic impacts of Ebola in Sierra Leone : results from a high frequency cell phone survey (round three) (English)
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JUN 15, 2015 97392 Working Paper
Poland - Second Growth and Resilience Development Policy Loan Project (English)
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JUN 15, 2015 97912 Program Information Document
Benin - BJ-Youth Employment (FY14) : P132667 - Implementation Status Results Report : Sequence 03 (English)
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JUN 12, 2015 ISR19642 Implementation Status and Results Report
Market imperfections exacerbate the gender gap: the case of Malawi (English)
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JUN 10, 2015 WPS7300 Policy Research Working Paper
Labor market dynamics in Libya : reintegration for recovery (English)
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JUN 03, 2015 97478 Publication
Results of the Kosovo 2014 labour force survey (English)
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JUN 01, 2015 98068 Working Paper Albanian, Serbian
Working to end poverty in Latin America and the Caribbean : workers, jobs, and wages (English)
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JUN 01, 2015 97209 Working Paper
The global opportunity in online outsourcing (English)
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JUN 01, 2015 ACS14228 Other Poverty Study
Portraits of labor market exclusion (English)
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MAY 30, 2015 97883 Publication
Albania - Country partnership framework FY2015-19 : chair summary (English)
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MAY 21, 2015 96620 Board Summary
Serbia - Competitiveness and Jobs Project : environmental and social management framework (English)
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MAY 04, 2015 SFG1026 Environmental Assessment
African mining, gender, and local employment (English)
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APR 27, 2015 WPS7251 Policy Research Working Paper